Abbotsford, B.C. – September 1, 2014 – UFCW Canada, the Agriculture Workers Alliance (AWA), and a number of community allies recently hosted a Seasonal Agricultural Worker Health Fair in the agriculture community of Abbotsford, British Columbia.
Washington, D.C. – August 25, 2014 – UFCW International President Joe Hansen has released the following statement regarding UFCW member Lesley McSpadden, whose son Michael Brown was shot and killed by police in Ferguson, Missouri.
Mexico City – August 25, 2014 – UFCW Canada recently attended the 152nd Extraordinary Period of Sessions of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), held in Mexico City, Mexico from August 11 to 15.
Toronto – August 18, 2014 – Canada’s leading union for retail workers is renewing calls for global solidarity with Walmart workers, in light of the recent announcement that the Brazilian government is suing Walmart for labour rights abuses.
Toronto – August 6, 2014 - On August 9, 1982, the United Nations Working Group on Indigenous Populations met for the first time. Though the world’s Indigenous nations had suffered centuries of oppression and decimation under European colonization, it would still take the UN General Assembly another 25 years to adopt the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.